The Heads-Up Display (HUD) of Samus Aran's Visors acts much like any HUD in video gaming, providing her with features that help her progress safely in the environment she is exploring. It can be customized to lessen or remove visor and helmet opacity completely, leaving Samus with nothing on her HUD. The HUD provides Samus with a Radar, a Targeting Reticule, Charge Meter, energy gauge, Missile count, Threat Assessment, boss life meter, obtained Visors and Beams (in the Wii versions of the Prime Series, only the ones in current use are displayed). The HUD can be upgraded, at the cost of or addition of certain features, or even alteration.
Each of the seven playable characters in Metroid Prime: Hunters has their own unique Heads-Up Display. They can be seen in the gallery below. Additionally, the Federation Force of Metroid Prime: Federation Force have their own HUDs, used with their Mech suits.
The HUD throughout the series has four blue lights at the top. In the Wii games, they indicate the Wii Remote's battery life. If two lights remain, they become yellow, and red if one.
The Game Screen (Super Metroid Players' Guide)Edit
- (1) Energy Display
- "This displays Samus' remaining energy. When it falls to zero, the game is over."
- (2) Auto Supply
- "This shows how the energy from the reserve tank is supplied."
- (3) Map Display
- "A section of the map screen is displayed with Samus' present position in the centre of the screen."
- (4) Energy Tank display
- "This displays the number of energy tanks that Samus is carrying, with each tank holding 99 units of energy."
- (5) Icon Item Display
- "This displays the items and weapons currently available to you."
Metroid Prime TrilogyEdit
Metroid Prime: HuntersEdit
| Targeting Reticule | Threat Assessment | Radar | Map | Energy Meter | Phazon level | "Heart Monitor"|
Translator Module | Screen-Shot Tool | Sight Window | Scan Point | Infrared Ray Scope
Charge Meter | Missile Counter | Ammo Gauge | Visor Select | Command Icon | Hover Gauge | Aeion Gauge
|Features of Samus Aran's Gunship|
|Personal||Adam's helmet • Chozo biotech computer • Data records • Logbook • Mii Bobblehead • Samus Screen • Ship Bumper Stickers • In the Cockpit • Music player|
|Armaments||Plasma Beam • Power Beam • Ship Grapple Beam • Ship Missile Launcher • Gunship Multiball • Bunker-Busting Annihilator • Gunship|
|Mission features|| Auto-repair function • Biohazard scanner • Blast Shield • Bombing Run • Command Visor • Commander Adam Malkovich • Cryostasis • Emergency Evacuation Pod |
Heads-Up Display • Helm controls • Landing Gear Legs • Missile Station • Recharge Station • Save Station • Tetra Galaxy Scan Screen • Transmission console • B-Unit
|Cargo||Theronian Bomb (1st piece • 2nd piece • 3rd piece) • Colossal War Golem|
|Passengers||Baby • Anthony Higgs • Dr. Madeline Bergman • Commander Adam Malkovich (computerized) • Dachoras • Etecoons|